The 2023 Gift Guide

Check off your holiday shopping list with gifts from some of Detroit’s most iconic venues.
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Clockwise from top: Detroit Rose Cranbrook Collaboration Candle, Atwater Vanilla Java Porter, Pewabic Detroit Flag Tile, Detroit Zoo Tiger Magnet, Henry Ford Museum Hand Blown Ornament, and the Henry Ford Museum Contemporary Holiday Gift Card Set. // Photograph by Rebecca Simonov

The holiday shopping season is here, and some of metro Detroit’s most iconic museums, stores, breweries, and more can help you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. This year’s Gift Guide highlights some of Hour Detroit’s favorite picks from The Detroit Zoo, Detroit Institute of Arts, Atwater Brewery, and others.

Pure Detroit

Located inside the historic Fisher Building, Pure Detroit offers a variety of city-themed apparel and home goods. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 101, Detroit; 313-873-7873 (Fisher Building) or 70. W. Alexandrine St., Detroit (The Strathmore); puredetroit.com.

Photograph by Rebecca Simonov

Clockwise from top:

  • Jace design Map of Detroit Insulated Cup, $40
  • Detroit Snapback Hat, $34
  • Faygo 16 oz. Can, Glass, $12
  • Spirit of Detroit Seatbelt Belt, $30
  • Spirit of Detroit Detachable Keychain, $17
  • The Detroit Coaster Co. City of Detroit Coaster, $10
  • City Beautiful.Co Detroit Eastern Market Candle, $22

Detroit Historical Museum

Take home a piece of Motor City history from the museum’s charming gift shop. 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-1805; detroithistorical.org.

Photograph by Rebecca Simonov

Left side:

  • Made in Detroit Rosie Messenger Bag, $35
  • Stroh’s Pint Glass, $12
  • Farmer Jack Travel Mug, $34
  • Ford Bronco Knit Beanie Hat, $25
  • Detroit Tigers Reload Pom Knit Beanie, $30
  • Faygo Red Pop Candle $17

Right side:

  • 100 Years of the Detroit Historical Society Book, $25
  • Rosie: A Detroit Herstory Book, $18
  • Red Wings Riptide Valin Hat, $34
  • Corvette Riptide Valin Hat, $34
  • Detroit Historical Museum Logo Acrylic Magnet, $7

Detroit Institute of Arts

The shop’s offerings are as extensive as the museum’s art collection, with a variety of gifts for art enthusiasts. 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7944; diashop.org

Photograph by Rebecca Simonov

From left:

  • Soul Studio Sunset Islands Tumbler, $25
  • Annie’s Girls African Doll, $150
  • Officer of the Hussars Playing Cards, $40
  • Pewabic Detroit Institute of Arts Postcard Tile, $130
  • Ford Mustang Pendant and Fordite Sample, $200
  • Donald Calloway Brown Figure Sculpture, $300
  • Case Island Wendy Handkerchief Vase, $100
  • Commemorative Rock & Roll Gary Grimshaw Poster, $22

Motown Musem

This global tourist destination sells books dedicated to the history of Motown as well as albums, mugs, and more. 2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-875-2264; motownmuseum.org.

Photograph by Rebecca Simonov

Clockwise from left:

  • Motown Label Cap, $25
  • Hitsville U.S.A. Pendant Necklace, $90
  • Hitsville U.S.A. Lunch Box, $35
  • Stainless Steel Tumbler, $17
  • Drum Set Ornament, $23
  • Trumpet Ornament, $22
  • Motown Artist Legacy Mug, $20
  • Motown Record Crystal Paperweight, $90
  • The Motown Album Book, $70

Pewabic Pottery

At this century-old potter destination, you can peruse a wide selection of handcrafted tiles and pottery created by over 30 independent ceramic artists. 10125 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; 313-626-2000; pewabic.org

Photograph by Rebecca Simonov

Left side:

  • 4”x 8” Downtown Detroit Map Tile, $88
  • 5”x7” Peacock Tile, $58
  • 4”x4” Detroit Skyline Tile, $28
  • Michigan State University Spartan Tile, $42
  • University of Michigan Tile, $42
  • Guardian Building Necklace, $48
  • Maple Leaf Necklace, $58
  • Pewabic Apron (included in The Glazing Workshop experience, which totals $174)
  • Teardrop Vase, $170

Right side:

  • Cafe Mug Set, $10
  • Sample tiles (examples of what you can create at The Glazing Workshop)
  • Detroit Flag Tile, $158
  • Hex Paperweight, $68
  • Scarab Paperweight, $68
  • 2023 Snowflake Ornament Trio, $80

Cranbrook Art Museum

Stop by the shop at this world-renowned museum and browse a selection of statement jewelry and home goods. 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3320; cranbrookartmuseum.org

Photograph by Rebecca Simonov

Clockwise from left:

  • Detroit Rose Cranbrook Collaboration Candle, $36
  • My Museum Book, $15
  • Tait Design Co. Desk Clock, $85
  • Areaware Table Tiles, $20
  • Saarinen CA MiiR Tumbler, $22
  • Matisse Socks, $10
  • Fate & Coincidence Rosa Earrings, $40

Detroit Zoo

The animal lovers on your gift list will go wild with the offerings from the zoo’s shops. 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak; 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org

Photograph by Rebecca Simonov

Clockwise from left:

      • Eco-Bricks Reptiles Wood Blocks, $37
      • Penguin Design Dolomite Figurine Mug, $25
      • Tiger Magnet, $10
      • Wooden Notebook, $15
      • Red Panda Aluminum Water Bottle, $20
      • Tiger Mini Flopsie Plush, $14
      • Francisco Takes Flight! Book, $11
      • Red Panda Keychain, $11
      • Zebra Safari Snow Globe: $17

Henry Ford Museum

Automobile-themed souvenirs are not the only thing you’ll find here. Browse books, housewares, and handcrafted items made in Greenfield Village. 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6140; giftshop.thehenryford.org

Photograph by Rebecca Simonov

From left:

      • Driving America: The Henry Ford Automotive Collection Book, $50
      • Greenfield Village Hawthorn Crew Merino Wool Socks, $30
      • Greenfield Village Potters Autumn Kaleidoscope Plate, $58
      • Snowman Ornament, $20; Starburst Ornament, $20
      • Polka Dot Mitten Pair Ornament, $33
      • Contemporary Holiday Gift Card Set, $17
      • 2023 Candy Cane Bowl, $155
      • Greenfield Village Glistening Handblown Ornament, $35
      • Greenfield Village Kitchen Towel, $48
      • The Henry Ford Official Guidebook, $15
      • The Henry Ford Beanie, $20
      • Recycled Rocks Glass, $28
      • Cheers Coaster Set, $22

Atwater Brewery

The Downton brewery has a small gift shop where you can stock up on drinks and more. 237 Joseph Campau St., Detroit; 313-877-9205; atwaterbeer.com

Griffin Claw Brewing Company

Head to Oakland County for globally recognized beer and stylish swag. 575 S. Eton St., Birmingham; 248-712-4050 or 2265 Crooks Road, Rochester Hills; 248-289-6093; griffinclawbrewingcompany.com.

Photograph by Rebecca Simonov

From Atwater:

  • Atwater Six Times Distilled Vodka, $30
  • Atwater Dirty Blonde 6-Pack, $10
  • Atwater Vanilla Java Porter, $8
  • Pint Glass, $5
  • Shot Glass, $5
  • Atwater Dry Gin, $30
  • Tulip Glass, $6
  • Brist Christmas Ale Scarf, $32

From Griffin Claw:

  • Griffin Claw 3 Scrooges, $10
  • Griffin Claw x Blackgrass Ciderworks Michigan Cherry Sweet Hard Cider, $10
  • Griffin Claw Mr. Bluesky American Wheat Ale, $11
  • Griffin Claw x Blackgrass Ciderworks Fineapple Pineapple Hard Cider, $9
  • Baseball Hat, $25
  • Pint Glass, $8
  • Repeating Logo Pint Glass, $8
  • Griffin Claw Norm’s IPA, $11
  • Griffin Claw Hop2Ohh! Sparkling Hop Water, $7

This story is from the December 2023 issue of Hour Detroit magazine. Read more in our digital edition.